Michael Arnold

Strike Group / Military Liaison Officer at SPAWAR

US Military Posts in the Pacific

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Michael Arnold's Overview

  • Shipboard Waterfront Action Officer at SPAWAR
  • Naval Officer at US Navy
  • Surface Electronics LDO at US Navy
  • Owner/General Manager at G.I. Cakes
  • Chief FireControl Technician at US Navy
  • Navy Enlisted Sailor at US Navy

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Michael Arnold's Experience

Shipboard Waterfront Action Officer


Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Defense & Space industry

July 2014Present (3 months) Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Naval Officer

US Navy

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

October 2007Present (7 years)

Navy commissioned officer designations can be somewhat confusing. Unlike the other services which divide their officers into basic branches, the Navy divides their commissioned officers into four basic kinds of officers: Unrestricted Line Officers, Restricted Line Officers, Staff Corps, and Limited Duty Officers. Jobs, assignments, and promotions are based on what kind of an officer one is.

Unrestricted Line Officers are those who are eligible for command of ships, submarines, aircraft squadrons, fleets, and shore bases such as naval bases and naval air stations. These are officers of the line of the Regular Navy and Naval Reserve who are not restricted in the performance of duty. Unrestricted Line Officers are the officers who grow up to become Admirals and command Naval ships and battle groups. Designators (jobs) which fall into the Unrestricted Line Officer category are: Surface Warfare Officers, Pilots, Navy Flight Officers, Aviation Support Officers, Submarine Officers, SEALS, Divers and EOD Officers. These officers are commissioned through the Naval Academy, OCS, and ROTC.

Restricted Line Officers are officers of the line of the Regular Navy and Naval Reserve who are restricted in the performance of duty by having been designated for aviation duty, engineering duty, aerospace engineering duty, or special duty. Examples are: Aviation Maintenance Officers, Specialists in Cryptographic Support, Intelligence, Automatic Data Processing, Public Affairs, and Oceanography. As with Unrestricted Line Officers, these officers are also commissioned through OCS, the Naval Academy, or ROTC.

Surface Electronics LDO

US Navy

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

October 2007Present (7 years)

EMO onboard USS Curtis Wilbur and USS O'Kane

Limited Duty Officers are former enlisted sailors or warrant officers who are selected for a commission based on extensive training and experience in their enlisted rating (job), or warrant officer occupational field. As the name implies, they are limited to performing their duties as commissioned officers within the field they are selected in.

Surface electronics Limited Duty Officers serve as officer technical managers in the field of non-nuclear electronics; plan, coordinate, direct, and supervise the installation, operation, and maintenance of all non-nuclear electronic systems installed in units of the surface force; conduct operational evaluations of new installations and modifications to existing systems; provide operational and technical input to the research and development community for consideration in the design and testing of electronic systems or components; prepare and distribute operator training courses and operation guidance for electronic systems; plan, schedule, and conduct training for electronics personnel; write reports, prepare budgets, and provide technical advice about electronic systems.

Owner/General Manager

G.I. Cakes

September 2011December 2012 (1 year 4 months) Honoulu, Hawaii

G.I. Cakes is a full service pre-order baking company that makes delectable cakes, breads and confections for every occasion. Every order is made from scratch using only the freshest and finest ingredients. Orders can be delivered, picked-up or shipped to the mainland.

Chief FireControl Technician

US Navy

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

September 2004October 2007 (3 years 2 months)


Fire Controlmen (FC) typically operate weapon systems on-board surface combatant ships. They are trained in the repair, maintenance, operation and employment of weapons such as the Tomahawk Missile System, the Close-In Weapons System, the 5"/54 caliber gun Weapon System and it's associated Gun Fire Control System, the Sea Sparrow Missile System, and the Harpoon Missile Systems. These include their associated computer and sensor packages. Their job is somewhat unique in that they are trained to troubleshoot and repair their systems, as well as operate them. During the initial phase of Advanced Electronics Technical Core Course in Great Lakes, Il, you're assigned to either the FC rating or the Electronic Technician (ET) rating. The ET and FC (AEF) ratings comprise the basis of the ship's Combat Systems department aboard ships and are responsible for maintaining the ship's readiness for combat operations.
Typical duties performed by Fire Controlmen (FC):
• provide system employment recommendations;
• perform organizational and intermediate maintenance on digital computer equipment, subsystems, and systems; operate and maintain combat and weapons direction systems, surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missile systems, and gun fire control systems at the organizational and intermediate level;
• inspect, test, align, and repair micro/minicomputers and associated peripheral equipment, data conversion units, data display equipment, data link terminal equipment, print devices, and system related equipment; make analysis for detailed systems, computer programs, electronics, and electronic casualty control;
• load, initialize, and run preprogrammed diagnostic, performance and testing routines for digital computer equipment, digital subsystems, digital systems, and overall combat systems.

Navy Enlisted Sailor

US Navy

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

July 1994October 2007 (13 years 4 months)

Served aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), USS Milius (DDG 69) and USS McCampbell (DDG 85).

The term Enlisted Sailor refers to members of the Navy or Navy Reserve who serve in an occupational specialty that requires a high school diploma (or GED) as a minimum educational requirement. Generally speaking, Enlisted responsibilities range from entry-level to Enlisted supervisory, advisory and managerial roles.

Enlisted Sailors can be thought of as the general workforce of the Navy and Navy Reserve. They hold hundreds of positions in dozens of different career and job areas – from cryptology to electronics, computer science to special operations.

These men and women tend to be highly specialized, performing functions that are typically very hands-on. And they make up the majority of personnel.

Through education and/or experience, Enlisted Sailors may have the opportunity to become Commissioned Officers.

Michael Arnold's Languages

  • Spanish

Michael Arnold's Skills & Expertise

  1. Security Clearance
  2. Navy
  3. Military Operations
  4. Military
  5. Command
  6. Military Experience
  7. National Security
  8. Operational Planning
  9. Force Protection
  10. Weapons
  11. Top Secret
  12. Small Business
  13. Small Arms
  14. Small Arms Instructor
  15. Electronics
  16. Seamanship
  17. Security
  18. Satellite Communications
  19. Satellite TV
  20. C4ISR
  21. C4ISR Systems
  22. C4I
  23. Leadership
  24. Management
  25. Project Management
  26. Team Building
  27. Team Leadership
  28. Teamwork
  29. Operations Management
  30. Naval Operations
  31. Military Training
  32. Readiness
  33. Missile Defense
  34. DoD
  35. Electronic Warfare
  36. Joint Military Operations
  37. Defense
  38. Tactics
  39. Anti-Submarine Warfare

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Michael Arnold's Education

DeVry University-California

Bachelor of Science (BS), Technical Management


Coastline Community College

Associate of Arts (AA), Electronics Technology


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